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of ticketing, etc. we've been seeing the results of the data i'm curious i'm not sure if the best person to answer this is but i'm curious what the sfmta role is around improvement and their goals. >> i'm happy to speak - with respect to the co- leadership of this combe subcommittee we've talked about marty the commander ali overseeing the implementation and the enter agency cooperation with respect to making sure that the commander lee is out in the field and overseeing the efforts to coordinate the efforts.
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>> i think it's important to sfmta to use its own resources to enforce the pedestrian safety. whether walking the bike lanes that impact the safety of our cyclists or to help to support really the limited resources that sfmta has >> yes. that's another avenue we're exploring we're working with our improvement group within the sfmta to look at how our pcos can aid the sf pd but we're looking at the policy opportunities and then as well as a lot of our grants are multi
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facets so that role as far as the sfmta and sf pd to make sure we're including the enforcement within the grant. >> it will be good to have the sfmta what they provided whether the number of enforcement tickets where it's going to focus it's goals and whether or not they're going to be part of the resources we - i think as a matter of fact, should be able to allocate those resources we've talked about how the pcos can be a role but we should know what the goal is specifically. supervisor mar >> yeah. i wanted to appreciate that question and the response from the sfmta but to thank commander ali i know that when
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we collecting check into captain sylvia man they're taking a serious effort in our richmond district to address vision zero commitment but is that happening citywide i'll wait for the data from the police. >> thank you. so seeing no other condominiums from colleagues i'm open this up for public comment. two minutes. thank you >> hi madeline founder thought possible. i'd like to suggest that a lot of the projects in the pipeline
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really have the potential to incorporate so many of the efforts among them my project has been the polk street initiative. i think it's imperfect we understand that the professionals who design the streetscape and the street safety are the last word we've seen the best stinsz are being derailed by people who claim to know what's best for the street but not have locals to assign to our raiser and we have no striping and this and that and we can't let that happen on our streets. a short while ago i was the victim of a driver who was being a human being and negligent but
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it happened in the lack of infrastructure that was not up to the task of protecting all of us on the road. we really, really, really have to look ahead at the projects in the works not just for 2024. thank you. thank you >> good afternoon. i'm nicole i'd like to encourage had this committee and/or the vision task force consider to create a vision zero plan similar to what new york city did that is comprehensive and can house all the vision zero strategies we're talking to hold us accountable and think how to achieve vision
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zero because megan said this is a real shift in the way we're thinking and if we're talking about the zero traffic fatalities we can't simply put together a list off what we've been doing but think progressively this is an exciting time to do that i want to see the city put together a plan to do that. >> thank you seeing no other public comment it's closed on this item. item 4. i'm so sorry did you want to - >> so we'll reopen public comment on this item. >> i'm lenore goldman i'm with the tenderloin health partnership. it's san francisco health improvement partnerships for the neighborhood pilot project we've been meeting with stakeholders
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and resident for over six months. we've targeted safety as the primary focus to enable other health improvements to occur. and it's evident that without, however, much we invest and put support into other height improvements when every single block virtually in the tenderloin shows up as red and black every street and corner we really urge you to consider putting a high priority on a number of the street corners. injury and death is so high on every corner no matter how much effort we put on school passages
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to get children to school or to doctors appointments we're hoping the initial priorities will target the tenderloin and the expansion efforts will also do so. thank you for your recognition of the issue >> thank you. seeing no future comments public comment is closed. we will be holding public comment for each item it's easiest if you stand so you know you want to speak call item 4 >> please introduce yourself name and title. 24 near term projects this is an informational item >> we have the liveable manager from sfmta to present on this
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project outlined by supervisor wiener there were 3 main components enforcement, education and engineering. one was to ask for 24 pilot projects focused on our corridors to help cut down on the number of injuries on redesign so mr. reynolds will be presenting on the proposals by that sfmta >> good afternoon. thank you for allowing me here. the engineering subcommittee of the steering committee will be the place where we identify and track the implementation of those projects. and there are other things that the engineering subcommittee will be working on overlapping with the city visions on product delivery and trying to bring that afford it merits it's an
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hour of communication in the near future and i agree there are a lot of places to do things better and a lot of opportunity to talk about why a if 2 hundred thousand project and $2 million project might have similar lines pardon with that, i want to say a few things about the 24 list first and foremost i hope and building we'll deliver more than 24 projects by january 2006 the walk calls for one hundred in the third year recognizing it takes awhile to step up and get resources together. you know the transit effectiveness project and the bicycle strategy and bottom work are underway at this moment and have their own hopes and dreams to implement 2, 3, 4 the near
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future so when putting together the 24 list that's a mix of arts and science and practicing tich meant to reflect projects that might need a nudge or a high profile to get them tlautd and projects are a reach for us and a push for us and projects that recognize the work of the walk first and bike strategy and projects we've identified but maybe not have funding for in hand yet. we focused on projects we felt we could deliver by 2016 and on the higher injury bicyclists corridor and also projects that be visible the walk first s are inevitable to the public to pull back parker need not be apparent
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to someone who was standing on the corner crossing the street they know it's easier to see drivers. so we wanted to focus on locations we felt the improvement would be visible to the public and continue the opportunity for communication there's a need for a public conversation. i'm going to walk through and give you at a glance maps of the citywide what the project maps look like and we'll dive down into more specific sort of focus on part the city. this first map you show us all projects and modes. the blue that is shown are projects that are specifically focused on improving safety for people walking. projects in gold are projects focused on save for a bicycling
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and green are co- benefits people walking and driving. i want to emphasize that road users are like o a food chance it's got ripple effects so the projects about public safety is for everyone this is at that glance by mode we like to look at things. you'll see light pink in the tenderloin. this is a look at the sort of bicycle projects and by themselves on their own map the green ones are co- benefits and the gold are for people bicycling and the pedestrian projects on their own map as well. so we'll take a closer look this is meant to our city is hard to create a really erratically
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elegant zoom in ignore the rectangle at the top this outlines the projects shown on the map you'll see the name of project sundown and the mission silver and geneva and glendale a thumbnail point and whether or not there's funding in hand. so many of the projects have funding a couple of them don't or partially funded this is where they are some are in planning and design and a couple are actually out into the construction phase. moving up gerey makes it hard to make a eloquent map but the projects shown on the map we've got no funding in hand for the
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top 4 but they're all included in the agency cpi so i building some of you saw the presentation and those projects are identified in the cpi they're not necessarily tied to the november ballot measures but committed to delivering wrarls of what happens month identified the sales tax funding and other grant sources as well. at the bottom i see the listing with money in hand and actually fulton street and signal timing is being tweaked but out there striving trying to slow cars down to 13 miles per hour. this is a focus on downtown northeast quadrant of the city where the highest concentration
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of injury and sort of injuries to older adults in a particular. this the list of projects with money in hand and a couple of projects in their entirely phases on polk street we want to once those are approved they get legislation and this can be from 9 to 12 months and the construction window can be just as long and had some of them have to go out to bid which can be another 6 months but once the project is going forward we can do things right away that will help with the early roll out under the description. and then let's see. this is the list of projects in
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that northeast quadrant where we don't have funding in hand and the last two projects those promotions are not actually in the cpi. so those are projects that we need to find many funding. a word about the racetrack we have a lot of protected bike ways that are buffered with paint that would be raised into circle tracks to come up with a design and go through and retrofiti retrofiting hopefully those are things they're trying for the first time so finding the funding that my not apply with
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the caltrain code but that's where the sort of engineering projects need to go and really take a page from importantly book they have no bicyclist fatalities and they really have a spirit of innovation and we're going to tickle this and that's the spirit of walk first and like to see the list sort head in the right direction. ms. reynolds can you ask questions >> it's the end of my prediction. >> thank you for the presentation. i'm curious whether those 24 projects are deliciously between two years >> on the ground by january of
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2016 the clock is ticking in february, you know, we did at the sixth and howard the fulton is going into the ground we're not waiting because the clock is ticking and the other thing i want to note there are more than 24 projects mr. there are 33 or 34 of them. the idea there's cushion there if small business something is not feasible or is happening to delay the project we want a deep list >> are you talking about the temporary bib outs and the - >> i'm going the track links through the intersection for one. >> a couple of questions on
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some of the streets your proposing that don't have funding do you have a sense of what the funds will look like to make that happen. >> the raised on upper market is a wild card we're interested in working with dpw to have them help us just like for speed bumps i think that's a relatively small amount of money $50,000 to get the design started the term conditions on market street are a little bit different i think it's $2.2 million to do that work but that's a project that's in the virtual phase. >> i think, you know, it doesn't have to be obviously in
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today's presentation to insure that the 24 projects are going to go through. and, of course, we don't want to see the project we're intending to put into place for visitation zero by speed up the projects in the cue and get other projects going and part of that is staffing and kind of figuring out how to coral all the departments and reduce the timeline and fund. so what's the gap and need will allow us to get the resources necessary to get those done. the next question rewarding the design i think it will be helpful to walk us through why it takes 6 to 9 months >> that's for a major street project.
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and that's i'm not sure if there's anyone from dpw who wants to speak to that. a lot of times we partner with dpw on anything that touches drainage or a civil engineering design piece we looking at look to our partners in dpw they take the time to do survey work and work it into their cue of prongs. so we're gathering for the sf committee is sort of r a post more and more tomb on 7 or 8 projects to give you an idea of what happens for instance, when another project becomes a provided and jump projects in the cue. we may have regular projects we're working through and the mta directions the priorities and there's a group that needs to have that conversation and we
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may decide nor whatever reason a project needs to happen faster it will leap frog the projects in the cue. so there's a lot of complexity in the design there are several teams at dpw along with our traffic routine folks and the designers at a certain point they become a technical consultant that's a process like second and polk we're doing thing for the fritter it can take longer than there's a lot of back and forth but i'll note we want to take a deeper dive into the next meeting we'll talk about project examples what happened and when did it go to a real project and how long will
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it take the money to get here and when did we actually start work all of those pieces and the decisions that happen along the way those are tremendously complicated projects. i understand there are designs difference between polk street and what you talked about on sixth and howard it will be helpful in not only describing the process but give us suggestions on how to make that process what - i mean, i don't know what the process is like how we can push all the departments to work quicker is it you need more staff or the processes can work at the same
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time what can we do to improve the process so when funding are not the issue those projects are able to get on the ground >> i think one example you've all familiar every project has an environmental phase and a lot of times the detail design will not start until it's been legislated so the design and the survey work and we're doing that on some projects and trying it out before the environmental is done you're taking a risk, you know, not something that governmental agencies do well but to higd but i think that, you know, we need - we are looking at and need to continue
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to find different project design models. for a long time a lot of the work was done in house and the amount of funding and the amount of work could potentially break that model we need to bring on contractor and relying on those other kinds of project delivery models to grow faster and get the resources on board to deliver the projects faster >> thank you. that's how i'd like the subcommittee to help. one is the oversight but how to change the project delivery model are there more efficient ways the funding should be part of the conversation it's a culture shift we're prioritizing
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human lives and involves funding we need to put our money where our mouths are at we've got to be able to fund those. i hope we can continue it dialog in the room. supervisor wiener >> thank you, ms. reynolds thank you for the update i know you were here at the beginning. do you think things are getting better with the enter departmental messness and some departments sometimes showing you over hostility towards the projects is that changing are we seeing it still is it having combats it's my prospective but you're in it everyday >> my prospective is we have the right people at the table
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talking now, it's difference than eight or nine months ago. with the fire department in particular the lines of communication are open now more open and, you know, we've had a couple of recent examples inform bring curb extension to our board the fire marshall had concerns but i think there are but that's not obviously the way we prefer to do that. i think that things are tlaug out a little bit but we still have a long way to go to get our designs what they should look like. the puc we've had tremendous opportunities for looking at the city for green extra and water
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projects. we've taermd with them on the community design process that's been positive the two agencies still have some disagreement when it comes to who's responsible for paying for some of the improvements and the constituents of the street underneath. so that's a conversation that still needs to kind of progress. but we have projects that we're collaborating and participating and co- designing the masonic is a great example not that the departments are working together but we need those resolves. first of all, i was pleased >> i was pleased when the mta directors finally when the mta has the authority to legislate
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the curb and some little the mta wanted to achieve consensus but the fire department was not going to back down. >> ultimately the agency that's responsible for making sure that our streets are safe you guys took that action and leg last day those curbs changes i was pleased to see that. with respect to the puc i'll give you my view the puc has taken the position if a bulb out is being built over water pipes it's the mta responsibility to pay to move those water pipes so they're not under the bulb out is a significant expense on the an